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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
City acknowledges its gang problem (Rochester, NY): Whether you call them gangs or groups, Rochester has a problem that is contributing to violence and other criminal activities in the area, according to local government and law enforcement officials.
Source: Democrat and Chronicle Date: October 26, 2005
Chief: No gangs were at party (East Hartford, CT): There are no organized gangs in town, Police Chief Mark J. Sirois told the town council Tuesday as his officers continued to investigate the brawl that ended a 1-year-old's birthday party over the weekend.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 26, 2005
Gang activity evident in local schools (Greensboro, NC): "Blood for life" spray-painted on a Peeler Elementary wall. Gang symbols on a bathroom stall at Grimsley High School. An Aycock Middle student with the number "13" - symbolizing a Latino gang - on his tennis shoes.
Source: News & Record Date: October 26, 2005
Mrs. Bush says gang tattoos hinder job prospects (Washington, DC): First lady Laura Bush said on Tuesday that young people are more likely to get jobs if they avoid tattoos, as well as drugs and alcohol.
Source: Reuters Date: October 25, 2005
Judge signs death warrant for Crips gang co-founder (Los Angeles, CA): A judge signed a death warrant Monday for Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a co-founder of the notorious Crips gang who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his children's books.
Source: CNN Date: October 25, 2005
Second arrest made in school shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A 17-year-old student has been arrested after the shooting of another teenager last week near San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: October 25, 2005
Police: gang rivalry may have set off bloody melee (East Hartford, CT): Local police are investigating whether a violent gang rivalry sparked a bloody brawl at a 1-year-old's birthday party that ended with six people being sent to the hospital and nine people being arrested last weekend.
Source: Newsday Date: October 25, 2005
Warrant roundup aims to curb gang violence (Dallas, TX): A multi-agency task force began a warrant roundup on Tuesday designed to halt the increase in gang violence in the Dallas area.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: October 25, 2005
Gang issues, not football, caused fight, police say (Burlingame, CA): Rival gang members clashed leading to a stabbing Friday night, just as a high school football game was letting out, police said.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: October 25, 2005
15 gang members slapped with permanent injunction (San Antonio, TX): Citing ongoing criminal activity in an East Side neighborhood, a judge on Monday made permanent an injunction barring 15 gang members from congregating in the area for at least the next two years.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: October 25, 2005
Banning putting up fight (San Bernardino, CA): Because experts have linked gang activity to crimes such as robberies, assaults, drug sales and vandalism, city officials have created a seven-member gang task force as a remedy.
Source: The Sun Date: October 25, 2005
Brooklyn teenager is stabbed to death (New York, NY) : A 16-year-old Brooklyn boy was stabbed to death in a street fight between groups of youths yesterday on a commercial block in East Flatbush, according to the police and people in the neighborhood.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 24, 2005
Gang fight results in death (Fresno, CA): A 22-year-old Fresno gang member was stabbed to death early Sunday at an after-hours nightclub following an altercation with another gang member, Fresno police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: October 24, 2005
Two-wheeled turf battles (New Haven, CT): Bicycles, an innocent image of childhood, have become symbols of youth gang violence in New Haven and neighboring Hamden after a summer of shootings and robberies that have extended into the fall.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 23, 2005
City to bring back curfew (Palo Alto, CA): Starting Nov. 1, East Palo Alto kids will have to cut short their nights out. Police will begin enforcing a decade-old but rarely used curfew intended to keep teens off the streets at night and out of gangs, jails and body bags.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 23, 2005
Toledo gang unit's focus shifts toward crime suppression (Toledo, OH): They call this "babysitting" - these critical hours just after Toledo's schools close for the day and teenagers, pumped with energy and hype, spill into the streets.
Source: The Blade Date: October 23, 2005
Police: Macon gang activity down (Macon, GA): Since Macon's gang wars peaked in the late 1990s, observers say, violent crime is down, graffiti is down and turf wars seem to have fizzled.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 23, 2005
Gang bill passes Senate (Fall River, MA): After two years of tough talk on gangs and witness protection, the state Senate took action on the issue Thursday when it unanimously approved a sweeping $11.75 million anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Herald News Date: October 23, 2005
Port St. Lucie police eye gang activity (Port St. Lucie, FL): Members of notorious gangs such as Sur 13 call the city home and attend local schools, but they haven't masterminded any especially significant crimes in Port St. Lucie, law enforcement officials said in recent interviews.
Source: The Stuart News Date: October 23, 2005
Wake County leaders, citizens address gang problem (Wake County, NC): Wake County has a gang problem, according to county and state leaders. The latest survey of law enforcement officials conducted by the Governor's Crime Commission revealed that Wake County has 1,753 gang members, which is the highest in North Carolina. Mecklenburg County has 1,739, and Durham County 1,620.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: October 22, 2005
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